In Waco we have the curious case of State Rep. Chales “Doc” Anderson being challenged by the son of a former state senator David Sibley. When the race started, the son-of-a-former-state-senator had only his family name as a claim to fame. Now he’s known as the son-of-a-former-state-senator who isn’t honest about what he does for a living.

The Waco Tribune-Herald — not exactly a friend of conservatives — is reporting that the son-of-a-former-state-senator has been telling folks he isn’t a lobbyist. Flat-out denied it. He just said he did “research” work for a law firm.

Of course, he has been a registered lobbyist. As is his daddy, the former state senator.

Sadly for son-of-a-former-state-senator Sibley, two legislators have stepped up to say that there no question he was a lobbyist.

The best zinger comes from State Rep. Beverly Woolley, chairwoman of the House Calendars Committee. She told the paper: “He lobbied my office on several occasions in 2007, and there was never even a question about it. If Sibley thinks ‘lobbyist’ is a dirty word, I can think of an even worse ‘L’ word that involves misleading the people he wants to represent.”

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.


Texas Minute: 2/2/2023

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